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    Venus And Mars

    Venus and Mars is the fourth studio album by Wings. Released in 1975 as the follow-up to the successful Band on the Run. It was Paul McCartney's first post-Beatles album to be released worldwide on the Capitol Records label. Now reissued on 180g vinyl.
    1. Venus And Mars
    2. Rock Show
    3. Love In Song

    4. You Gave Me The Answer
    5. Magneto And Titanium Man
    6. Letting Go

    7. Venus And Mars (Reprise)
    8. Spirits Of Ancient Egypt
    9. Medicine Jar

    10. Call Me Back Again

    11. Listen To What The Man Said
    12. Treat Her Gently - Lonely Old People
    13. Crossroads
    Paul McCartney And Wings
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Venus And Mars


    Newly Re-Mastered


    An absolute 'must have' for all McCartney and McCartney & Wings fans!


    Contains Previously Unreleased Tracks And Other Special Bonus Content


    Venus and Mars, originally released in 1975, is the fourth album by Wings. The album was recorded primarily at Sea-Saint Studios in New Orleans and at
    Abbey Road Studios in London. The album topped US and UK charts reaching #1 on both, spearheaded by the success of lead single "Listen to What the
    Man Said."

    LP 1
    1. Venus and Mars
    2. Rock Show
    3. Love In Song
    4. You Gave Me the Answer
    5. Magneto and Titanium Man
    6. Letting Go
    7. Venus and Mars - Reprise
    8. Spirits Of Ancient Egypt
    9. Medicine Jar
    10. Call Me Back Again
    11. Listen To What The Man Said
    12. Treat Her Gently - Lonely Old People
    13. Crossroads


    LP 2
    1. Junior's Farm (previously released as a single)
    2. Sally G (B-side of Junior's Farm single))
    3. Walking In The Park With Eloise (previously released as a single)
    4. Bridge On The River Suite (B-side of Walking In The Park With Eloise)
    5. My Carnival (B-side of Spies Like Us single, 1985) 6. Going To New Orleans (My Carnival) (previously unreleased)
    7. Hey Diddle [Ernie Winfrey mix] (previously unreleased)
    8. Let's Love (previously unreleased)
    9. Soily [from One Hand Clapping]
    10. Baby Face [from One Hand Clapping]
    11. Lunch Box/Odd Sox [B-side of Coming Up single, 1980]
    12. 4th Of July (previously unreleased)
    13. Rock Show [old version] (previously unreleased)
    14. Letting Go [single edit] (previously released as a single)

    Paul McCartney And Wings
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    Hits For Kids

    Includes A CD Copy Of The Album


    After releasing the Venus & Mars 10 earlier this year, Jett Rebel stirred up the music scene in The Netherlands by playing numerous gigs on festivals like Lowlands and Pinkpop, and receiving several national awards for his musical artistry. It is safe to say, 23 year old Jelte Tuinstra is simply bound for stardom.


    Debuting with 14 psychedelic, pure Pop songs, his first full-length album is called Hits For Kids. As Jett himself explains, Hits For Kids implies that it's something you don't expect. It fits the theme of the record; nothing is what it seems. Tuinstra himself calls Hits For Kids songs for free spirits. Songs for people that want and dare to be themselves. Jett (or Jelte) really tells a linear story with Hits For Kids. The 14 songs are interweaved into one listening experience, telling the story of his coming-of-age since the first moment of his breakthrough last year.


    Everything on the album has been written, composed and played by himself: drums, bass, guitar, vocals, organ, accordion, synth, percussion, even flute & sax. Hits For Kids was mixed in London by Tony Platt, known for mixing Bob Marley, AC/DC and Foreigner. The album is mastered by Ray Staff, who also mastered Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Clash and Muse.


    This vinyl edition of Hits For Kids includes a CD copy of the album!

    1. Pineapple Morning
    2. When She's Older
    3. Sunshine
    4. Dance Underneath The Sheets
    5. Sister
    6. Mary Anne
    7. Tyrannosaurus Rex
    8. Secret
    9. Goosebumps Galore
    10. Baby
    11. Feels Like Loving To Me
    12. Hold You
    13. Gwen
    14. Harmony
    Jett Rebel
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
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    Holst: The Planets (Speakers Corner)

    Earth was not created in a day. And the same applies to Gustav Holst's interplanetary symphony which took him about three years to write. The composer employs a massive orchestra and rich orchestral colouring to portray each planet in his musical psychogram.



    Mars, the Bringer of War, rages with mechanical brutality, while Venus brings peace and an acceptance of life. Mercury, the Winged Messenger, darts here and there with quicksilver speed, while powerful and sovereign Jupiter brings jollity and reassurance. Saturn plods by with heavy tread, while Uranus with its contrasting changes in tempo remains enigmatic and extrovert. And because Pluto, the most distant planet had not yet been discovered, it is Neptune, the great unknown, which is lost in time and space in an endless ostinato of female voices.
    Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic present this astronomical journey with precision and exhilaration, leaving neither time nor space for astrological speculation. As always, the excellent DECCA recording quality guarantees an unimpeded view of this musical galaxy.



    Recording: April 1971 at Royce Hall, Los Angeles by James Lock and Colin Moorfoot

    Production: John Mordler




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Holst: The Planets
    Zubin Mehta
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Holst The Planets (Out Of Stock) Holst The Planets (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Holst The Planets (Out Of Stock)

    Zubin Mehta conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra for this audiophile recording of Holst's The Planets.


    The scoring of the Planets is rich and extravagant (quadruple wood-wind, enormous brass and a percussion section requiring three players, not to mention such exotic additions as bass flute, bass tuba and organ) and yet the sound is always clear and transparent. There are two other ingredients to add to this formula - melodic invention and a great sense of rhythm. Holst had these in plenty. If his methods seemed novel during his life-time they have become commonplace since - but never dull.


    The suite opens with Mars, the Bringer of War with its relentless, hammering five four rhythm. The movement is in simple ternary form. Brass dominates in the tremendous build-up and release of forces....


    Venus, the Bringer of Peace is also the goddess of love and Holst allows his music more sensuality than elsewhere. Gone are the harsh pounding rhythm and snarling brass. They are replaced by serenity and coolness...


    Mercury, the Winged Messenger is a symphonic scherzo of unparalleled lightness and volatility. The effect is obtained by mixing tonalities and time signatures. The distant keys of B flat and E are juxtaposed and there is a constant mixture of triple and duple time...


    Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity comes as a contrast to the vapid Mercury, with its boisterous dances and broad hymn tune...The king of gods would surely have been pleased with such a regal anthem...


    Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age is Holst at his deepest and most intensely personal. It is an excursion into cold and dreary open spaces so often explored right up to the end of his life. The syncopated oscillations between two dissonant chords seem to be borrowed from Schoenberg while the slow melody of the double basses surely epitomizes senescence itself...


    Uranus, the Magician: Trumpets and trombones blare out a portentous invocation, echoed by tubas and timpani. Bassoons are next on the scene to establish the piece's galumphing 6/4 gate...


    Neptune, the Mystic: This is real music of the stars - free from all earthly sentiment. It is a vision of remote beauty and ideal perfection. Silvery sounds unfold yet without the remotest suggestion of a theme to disturb the spiritual concentration. There is constant shifting of harmony and changing tone colour. The icy tinkling of celesta and glockenspiel and the wordless, disembodied female chorus which floats over and around the closing pages were later (some 35 years later) to find their way into Vaughan Williams' Sinfonia Antarctica. There is, and can be, no end to this music - it fades away but cannot die: it is as infinite as space itself and as intangible as the most distant parts of the subconscious. - from liner notes


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    The Planets - suite
    LP1
    1. I. Mars, the Bringer of War - Allegro
    2. II. Venus, The Bringer of Peace - Adagio
    3. III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger - Vivace
    4. IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity - Allegro giocoso


    LP2
    5. V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age - Adagio
    6. VI. Uranus, the Magician - Allegro
    7. VII. Neptune, the Mystic - Andante

    Zubin Mehta
    $54.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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